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ILL: Christmas Season

Listen to this parody of the Christmas season that I read this past week:

"And there were in the same country children keeping watch over there stockings by the fireplace. And lo! And was said unto them `Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that is for all people who can afford them.

For there will be given great feasts of turkey, dressing and cake; and many presents; and this shall be a sign unto you, ye shall find the presents, wrapped in bright paper, lying beneath a tree adorned with tinsel, colored balls and lights.

And suddenly, there will be with you a multitude of relatives and friends, praising you and saying, `thank you so much, it was just what I wanted’ And it shall come to pass as the friends and relatives have gone their away to their own homes, the parents shall say to one another, What a mess to clean up! I’m tired, let’s go to bed and pick it up tomorrow. Thank goodness, Christmas only comes once a year!’ And they go with haste to their cold bed and find their desired rest."

SUM: Year after year, Christmas comes around and yet the majority of people never give a second thought to the only reason we have Christmas to begin with. They don’t understand that without Christ their Christmas is just mas.

God, because He loved the world so much: came into the world, put on human flesh, and he even started out the same way you and I did, >>> yet far too many people don’t ever take the time to go and see this king -- to bow down and worship him.

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